J.A McManus

Rookie (19/2/1983 / Carlisle, Cumbria)

Poems of J.A McManus

1. A land of shadow and sin. 1/13/2010
2. Amongst the red reeds (a Sonnet.) 1/13/2010
3. Another year gone (a free verse poem.) 8/31/2009
4. Baby girl. 1/13/2010
5. Beautiful queen. 9/14/2009
6. Behind iron bars. 10/30/2009
7. Bully. 11/27/2009
8. Cancer (a quinzaine poem.) 11/2/2009
9. Christmas rush. 10/16/2009
10. Dead drummers beat. 8/31/2009
11. Democracy. 10/16/2009
12. Dragon's fire. 12/8/2009
13. Empires (a free verse poem.) 8/31/2009
14. Faded friendship. 9/9/2009
15. Father's pride. 1/13/2010
16. Fireworks. 11/11/2009
17. First class. 8/31/2009
18. Goodbye (a septolet poem.) 11/12/2009
19. I am (a sonnet.) 1/13/2010
20. I shall always love you. 1/13/2010

First class.

Your clothes, your cars, even your home
We judge success on the things we own
So corrupted and so confused
Young minds getting utterly abused.

Can you not see that we’re all slaves
Working ourselves into early graves?
Working to buy things we don’t need
Caught in the shadow of our own greed.

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